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Looking for a statement piece in your home? Meet the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree! It is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular indoor houseplants.
Fiddle Leaf Fig plants are a wonderful choice for an indoor plant. It can also be grown outdoors in the correct zones. They add a touch of green color to any room in your house with little maintenance.
The Ficus lyrata tree has violin-shaped leaves that are shiny and bright green in color. The best way to keep these plants thriving is by offering them similar growing conditions to their natural habitat of western and central Africa. Keep your fiddle leaf fig tree warm and humid with not too much sunlight.
How To Prune Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Pruning your fiddle leaf fig tree will keep it healthy and reduce any undesired growth. During the spring or early summer, you can trim away any branches that protrude in awkward directions. Also remove any damaged or rotting leaves and stems as they appear. You can keep your tree pruned to desired shape and size as you see fit
Do Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees Grow Figs?
Unfortunately, fiddle leaf fig trees do not produce any fruit to eat or flowers that bloom. The plant will not bear any fruit at all when grown indoors in a pot, but even when grown outside the fruit is not edible, despite how similar they look to other types of figs.
How Often To Water Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
You’ll want to water your fiddle leaf fig trees about once a week, or even less depending on the size of the plant. A common rule that amature gardeners follow is to add about one cup of water per two feet of height. This means a 1 foot plant will only need about a half cup of water each week. Otherwise, water the fig tree whenever the soil feels dry to touch, but be careful not to overwater.
Are Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees Poisonous To Cats & Dogs?
Despite being a common houseplant, fiddle leaf fig plants are still quite toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. If your pet consumes any of the branches or leaves from the plant, they may experience gastrointestinal issues and skin irritation. Pet owners may want to choose another type of houseplant due to the dangers of the fiddle leaf fig plant.
HOW TO CARE FOR A FIDDLE LEAF FIG
Fiddle Leaf Fig care is for experienced plant people due to their finicky habits. They like bright, indirect light from a south or east-facing window. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves. If your tree starts moving towards the sunlight in an odd shape, you can rotate the pot in the opposite direction to encourage even growing habits. Keep the Fiddle Leaf fig away from drafty areas such as A/C vents.
Pro tip: To keep your fiddle fig looking its best, we recommend wiping the leaves with a damp cloth to get rid of dust particles that can block your plant from absorbing sunlight.
The ornamental house plants prefer well-draining soil and containers with drainage holes. We have our very own Fiddle Leaf Fig Soil that is specially formulated to aid in the healthy growth of your fiddles.
Apply a Fiddle Leaf Fig Fertilizer every 6 months to supply extra nutrients and keep your houseplants happy and in good shape. Fiddle Leaf Fig trees will need to be repotted every so often as they outgrow their current pots.
Gardeners across the United States in USDA growing zones 9-11 have the option to grow this plant outdoors in their garden. Check out our Fiddle Leaf Fig Grow Guide for more information on how to grow real fiddle fig trees.
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The plant arrived brown spots and dry leaves!
Oh no! We're sorry to hear that Sherald. Hope your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree recovered beautifully and you're busy fig picking!
Thank you for your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Bridgett! Take care!
My fig is gorgeous! Someone took great care in packing the Fiddle Leaf Fig in the box for shipment. Recommend.
Hi Jane! Thank you for your kind words. We always strive at providing the best service possible and glad it shows. You'll be picking figs from your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in no time. All the best!